Lignofuels 2018 Conference

7 February, 2018 - 8 February, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Following the success of this year’s conference in Helsinki, Finland with an exclusive site visit to UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery we are delighted to announce that next Lignofuels 2018 Conference will be taking place on 7th & 8th February in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Already on its 10th edition, this two day conference will bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe represented by Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies.

Key Topics Include

  • Detailed Overview of Bioenergy & Biofuels in Europe
  • Advanced Biofuels & Biomaterials: European Market Overview
  • Regional focus: The Netherlands
  • BIOFOREVER: Demonstration of the Feasibility of an European Bio-Refinery
  • Developing New and Innovative Value Chains in European Bioeconomy
  • Innovation as a Tool for Transformation – from Wood to Biofuels, Biochemical and Biomaterial
  • Innovation in Lignocellulosic Biomass Technologies
  • Characterization of Oxygenates in Wood Pyrolysis Oil and Hydrotreated Pyrolysis Oils
  • Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass at Pilot Scale: Design Considerations vs Operational Challenges
  • Novel Biorefinery Concept Redefinery
  • Update on Kajaani Cellulosic Ethanol Production Demonstration Plant
  • Feedstock Supply & Flexible Solutions for Different Types of Feedstocks
  • Practical Solutions for Fully Traceable and Deforestation-Free Supply Chains of Lignofuels
  • Eunergycane: Europe´s only Sugarcane Variety for the Production of Biofuels, Chemicals and Plastic
  • Policy & Regulation: Key Developments in the EU
  • Finance Session: Why Invest in Advanced Generation Fuels?
  • Nordic Initiatives for Sustainable Aviation – an update Sustainable Jet and Aviation Fuel
  • Modern Alchemy: Waste to Value with IH2® Technology
  • Improving Lignin Processing
  • Innovative Approach to Biorefining with an Emphasis on Lignin Value
  • Advanced Biofuels for Maritime Transport & Shipping Industries
  • Future Insight & Case Studies


2 Exclusive Site Visits: BTG-BTL Empyro Pyrolysis Plant & Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)

In the afternoon of the day prior the conference, limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit BTG-BTL Empyro Pyrolysis Plant and Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF).

Tour I. BTG-BTL Empyro Pyrolysis Plant

In January 2014 Empyro BV has started construction of its pyrolysis oil production facility in Hengelo, the Netherlands. Start-up of the installation has commenced early 2015 and production is gradually being increased.

In the Empyro project the fast pyrolysis technology has been further enhanced and the installation and supply chain will be a reference case for potential customers. The supply of biomass has been organized locally with a specialized partner. Part of the demo character of the plant is that in a later stage various types of feedstock will be tested.

Tour II. Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF)

BPF is a unique and flexible piloting facility, designed to adjust to and serve the specific needs of clients in the bio-based industries. The BPF team is led by experienced technology, operations and business development professionals with extensive industrial backgrounds and expertise in bioprocess piloting.

BPF services cover the whole value chain, enabling clients from different market segments to test how production processes respond to both scale-up and scale-down:
The bench scale and pilot pre-treatment units allow for the breakdown of different types of biomass, including agricultural, forest or waste residue feedstock, into fermentable sugars. Hydrolysis vessels enable enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic fractions.
The Fermentation Pilot Plant processes sugars into bio-based intermediates using biological fermentation, while the downstream processing (DSP) module extracts and refines end products such as biofuels, biochemicals, foods and pharmaceuticals.

The BPF plant has a separate Food Grade area dedicated to food testing. Built according to the Food Regulations and Standards (FSSC 22000/HACCP), the area allows personnel to process products while adhering to strict food safety protocols.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visits, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is highly recommended to book early to guarantee availability.

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  • David Sudolsky, President & CEO, Anellotech, Inc.
  • Peter Flippo, Business Development Manager, Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V.
  • Willem Sederel, hairman Biobased Circular Business Platform, Biobased Delta
  • Anton Robek, CEO, Bio Refinery Development
  • Sjors Geraedts, Head of Innovation & Sustainability, GoodFuels
  • Andreas Gundberg, Innovation Manager, Lantmännen Agroetanol
  • Al Costa, General Manager, London BioScience Innovation Centre
  • Timo Huhtisaari, Sustainability and Biofuels Expert, North European Oil Trade Oy (NEOT)
  • Erik C. Wormslev, Director – Innovation, NIRAS – Conference Chairman
  • Tom Lind, Vice President Technology And New Solutions, Industry, Pöyry
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG
  • Sari Mannonen, Vice President , UPM Biofuels
  • Gerhard Muggen, Managing Director, BTG BioLiquids
  • Sylvian Verdier, Senior Hydroprocessing Specialist, Haldor Topsoe
  • Alan Del Paggio, Vice President, CRI Catalyst Company
  • Joop Groen, Business Development Manager, TNO
  • Patrick Pitkänen, Head of Sales and Business Development, St1 Biofuels
  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Henrik Brodin, Strategic Business Development Manager, Södra Innovation & New Business
  • Peter Baets, Technical Program Manager, Corbion
  • Tristan Suffys, Secretary General, Eurofuel

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 2, 2018